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Cicerone Guides: Walking the Pennine Way: National Trail, from Edale to Kirk Yetholm

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone British Long Distance Guides

By: Paddy Dillon(Author)

240 pages, 85 colour photos, 21 colour maps, includes 120-page booklet: with colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Mar 2017 | Edition: 4 | #241053 | ISBN-13: 9781852849061
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NHBS Price: £16.95 $22/€19 approx

About this book

The Pennine Way is Britain's oldest, toughest long-distance footpath – and arguably its most iconic. Now a National Trail, the 427 km (265½ mile) route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders offers wayfarers the opportunity to immerse themselves in wild beauty of the North. The Pennines boast rolling hills, sweeping moorland and wide glacial valleys, and the Pennine Way has come to embody personal challenge and adventure.

This guidebook presents the route in 20 daily stages of 10.5-31.5 km (6½-19½ miles). Step-by-step route description is accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and information about points of interest along the way, as well as advice on facilities and planning your trip, tips for walking the route and an alternative 15-day itinerary. Useful contacts and full accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. In addition, the guide includes a pocket-sized map booklet containing all the OS 1:25,000 mapping needed to complete the trail, saving the need to carry numerous map sheets.

The Pennine Way crosses three National Parks – the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park – and other highlights include Cross Fell, the highest point in England outside of the Lake District; the Cheviot Hills; Kinder Scout; the limestone cliffs of Malham Cove; the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall. Overnight options range from camping to a mixture of hostels and B&Bs and there is great camaraderie amongst wayfarers. With a wealth of information to help you get the most from your trip, Paddy Dillon's guide is an ideal companion to discovering this classic trail.


Contents

Introduction
      Wanted: A Long Green Trail
Planning your trip
      Choosing an itinerary
      When to walk
      Travel to and from the Pennine Way
      Travel along the Pennine Way
      First and last nights
      Accommodation
      Food and drink
      Baggage transfer
      What to take
      Money
Planning day to day
      Using this guide
      Additional mapping
      Waymarking and access
      Weather forecasts
      Phones and Wi-Fi
      Emergencies
All about the Pennines
      Pennine geology
      Pennine scenery
      The Helm Wind
      Wildlife
      Plant life

The Pennine Way
      Day 1 Edale to Torside
      Day 2 Torside to Standedge
      Day 3 Standedge to Callis Bridge or Hebden Bridge
      Day 4 Callis Bridge or Hebden Bridge to Ickornshaw
      Day 5 Ickornshaw to Gargrave
      Day 6 Gargrave to Malham
      Day 7 Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale
      Day 8 Horton in Ribblesdale to Hawes
      Day 9 Hawes to Keld
      Day 10 Keld to Baldersdale or Bowes
      Day 11 Baldersdale or Bowes to Middleton-in-Teesdale
      Day 12 Middleton-in-Teesdale to Langdon Beck
      Day 13 Langdon Beck to Dufton
      Day 14 Dufton to Alston
      Day 15 Alston to Greenhead
      Day 16 Greenhead to Housesteads
      Day 17 Housesteads to Bellingham
      Day 18 Bellingham to Byrness
      Day 19 Byrness to Clennell Street
      Day 20 Clennell Street to Kirk Yetholm

Appendix A Useful contacts
Appendix B Accommodation list
Appendix C Further reading


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Biography

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 70 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 30 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States.

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